For those of us not lucky enough to make the 5,700 mile trip to watch our boys in the Land Of The Rising Sun we have hand-picked the best venues who, despite the unsociable hours, have confirmed they will be showing all of Scotland’s matches live!
Inn On The Mile
(82 High Street, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1LL)
Admittedly not everyone’s immediate first thought for live rugby, The Inn On The Mile comes alive on game days. Bang in the middle of The Royal Mile, their free wi-fi, large screens and £5 breakfast roll and hand-roasted coffee deal makes it’s an ideal spot to watch our quest for world domination.
(94-96 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JR)
Open and licensed from 8am, Biddy’s will be serving up the best Irish breakfast in town ahead of each fixture during the Rugby World Cup. Multiple screens, large projectors and surround sound in this cosy Grassmarket favourite guarantees you arguably the best viewing experience the city has to offer.
(30 – 31 Wright’s Houses, Edinburgh EH10 4HR)
Quickly establishing themselves as one of the best sports venues in Edinburgh, the dog-friendly Golf Tavern doesn’t discriminate when it comes to egg-shaped balls. Offering hearty breakfasts and hot filled rolls from 8am each matchday, a great pint of Tennent’s and golf club hire available for the adjacent Bruntsfield Links – this is our hidden gem on the list!
(32-34 Shore, Edinburgh EH6 6QN)
Although currently going through a refurb to their upstairs function space – ‘The Jig Room’, it’s downstairs where all the Rugby World Cup action will be happening. The large HD projector ensures a great view from anywhere in the bar area and;
- with a selection of board games and colouring books on offer it’s the ideal venue for the whole family.
- with scenic views of The Shore on its doorstep, it’s the perfect location for local businesses and residents alike.
(18 Corstorphine Rd, Edinburgh EH12 6HN)
Being on the doorstep of the home of Scottish rugby makes The Murrayfield a firm favourite for pre-match pints with stadium go-ers. Being nine time-zones away won’t be enough to stop them roaring on the boys in blue and they’re inviting any sports fans looking to avoid overcrowded city centre bars to join them. Breakfasts will be served, screens will be beaming and pints will be flowing from 8am on each matchday.
Scotland are joined in Pool A by Ireland, Russia, Samoa and hosts, Japan. Our matches for the tournament are listed below and displayed in UK time:
Sunday 22 September, 08.45am: Ireland vs Scotland
Monday 30 September, 11.15am: Scotland vs Samoa
Thursday 09 October, 08.15am: Scotland vs Russia
Sunday 13 October, 11.15am: Japan vs Scotland
Saturday 19 October, 11.15am: Quarter Finals – Winner Pool B vs Runner-Up Pool A
Sunday 20 October, 11.15am: Quarter Finals – Winner Pool A vs Runner-Up Pool B
Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 October, 9am: Semi Finals
Friday 1 and Saturday 2 November, 9am: Finals